Who is God talking to in Ezek 34:25-31?


Ezekiel 34:25 - 31

NKJV - 25 I will make a covenant of peace with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. 26 I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.

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Stringio Colin Wong Supporter Founder, eBible.com
God is talking about making a covenant of peace with the people of Israel. The previous verses particularly verse 23 to 24 talk of a Messiah of the line of David who will fulfill this covenant.

Ezekiel 34:23-24
And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the Lord; I have spoken.

May 30 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
This is an extremely interesting question! (I say so because the passage cited contains one of my most favorite Bible memory verses, Ezek 34:26)

The context reveals that the false shepherds in Ezekiel 34:1-8, 18-19 
feed and water themselves and ignore their flocks (Eze 34:1-3, 18-19). These were the leaders of the nation of Israel. 

Kings and officers in government were referred to as “shepherds” (2 Sam. 7:7-8; Ps. 78:70-71; Isa. 56:10-11; 63:11; Jer. 23:9-11; 25:18-19). But true leaders don’t exploit their people—they sacrifice for them. Jesus the Shepherd set the example by laying down His life for His flock (John 10:10). This faithful Shepherd is doubtless the Messiah Himself, Jesus Christ!


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